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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase
UNIFORM REPORTING FORMAT:
ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY UNDER THE PILOT PHASE
The uniform reporting format contained below is to be used in reporting on activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase. It is noted that the reporting should be consistent with decision 5/CP.1 and 8/CP.2 (reproduced in annexes I and II to this reporting format). The SBSTA notes that the uniform reporting format could possibly require revision in the light of experience gained and methodological work conducted under the pilot phase.
A. Description of project
A. 1) Title of project: Increasing carbon sequestration in planted forests in Viet Nam through the use of genetically improved planting stock, and modelling to quantify carbon sequestration of planted forests.
A. 2) Participants/actors:
Please fill in one table for each participant/actor. For individuals fill in as from item A Function within activity".
a) Organization includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.
A. 3) Activity:
a) For example, using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) classification: energy efficiency; renewable energy; fuel switching; forest preservation, restoration or reforestation; afforestation; fugitive gas capture; industrial processes; solvents; agriculture; waste disposal or bunker fuels.
b) Circle the appropriate option.
c) Methodological work will be required to define lifetime of activities.
d) Methodological work will be required to determine for each type of activity what the minimum data requirements are.
A. 4) Cost (to the extent possible):
* Costs calculated on a project operation basis of thirty years
Describe briefly how costs are determined:
A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:
a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organizations mentioned is reported under
section A.2 above.
B. Governmental acceptance, approval or endorsement
Bearing in mind that all activities implemented jointly under this pilot phase require prior acceptance, approval or endorsement by the Governments of the Parties participating in these activities, which shall be shown as follows:
(a) In the case of joint reporting, the report is submitted by the designated national authority of one participating Party with the concurrence of all other participating Parties as evidenced by attached letters issued by the relevant national authorities;
(b) In the case of separate reporting, the reports are submitted separately by the designated national authority of each and every participating Party. Information will only be compiled once reports have been received from all participating Parties.
B. 1) For the activity:
The joint reporting on this project has been endorsed by the project participants, namely the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) - Forestry and Forest Products, the Research Centre for Forest Tree Improvement (RCFTI), the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (IMH), The Hydrometeorological Service of Vietnam (HMS) and the International Greenhouse Partnerships Office (IGPO).
B. 2) This report is a joint report:
The presentation of this report and its contents are considered to be submitted as a joint report from the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) - Forestry and Forest Products, the Research Centre for Forest Tree Improvement (RCFTI), National Office for Climate Change and Ozone Protection (NOCCOP), The Hydrometeorological Service of Vietnam (HMS) and the International Greenhouse Partnerships Office (IGPO).
B. 3) General short comment by the government(s) if applicable:
C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socioSeconomic and environment priorities and strategies
D. Benefits derived from the activities implemented jointly project
Whenever possible, quantitative information should be provided. Failing that, a qualitative description should be given. If quantitative information becomes available, it could be submitted using the update(s). (If the amount of quantitative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)
E. Calculation of the contribution of activities implemented jointly projects that bring about real, measurable and long-term environmental benefits related to the mitigation of climate change that would not have occurred in the absence of such activities
E. 1) Estimated emissions without the activity (project baseline):
Description of the baseline or reference scenario, including methodologies applied:
The project baseline is considered as the situation in which there is no change in rate of carbon sequestration from the current situation. At present both A. crassicarpa and E. tereticornis are used in Viet Nam’s reafforestation program and the wood productivity of both species can be assumed to be 10 m3 / ha. At present seed stock is gathered from poor quality scattered trees or routine plantations.
E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:
Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:
The seed orchards established would produce genetically improved planting stock of both A.crassicarpa and E. tereticornis, improving the productivity of the resulting plantations by 15%. It is estimated that the seed produced from the seedling orchards will be sufficient for an annual planting rate of 750 ha for A.crassicarpa and 900 ha for E. tereticornis. From this improvement in productivity, and annual planting rates, the increased carbon sequestration capacity of 5 years of planting can be calculated.
(750 + 900) ha/yr x 5 years = 8,250 ha planted
The additional stem wood production due to 15% increase in volume growth
8,250 ha x 10 m3 / ha x .15 = 12,375 m3 per year
Additional carbon sequestered each year in stem wood
12,375 m3 x basic density (0.5 tonnes / m3) = 6187.5 tonnes of dry stem biomass
6187 t x t carbon / tonne dry biomass (0.5 t / t) = 3093.75 t carbon
Converting to sequestered carbon in total biomass
3093.75 x 1.9 (conversion factor from carbon in stem wood to total carbon sequestered (IPCC 1997)
= 5878 tonnes of additional carbon sequestered per year.
= 21,553 tonnes of CO2 removed from the atmosphere per year.
E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reductions:
a) Includes indirect GHG leakages.
F. Bearing in mind that the financing of activities implemented jointly shall be additional to financial obligations of Parties included in Annex II to the Convention within the framework of the financial mechanism as well as to current official development assistance flows, please indicate
G. Contribution to capacity building, transfer of environmentally sound technologies and know-how to other Parties, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to implement the provisions of the Convention. In this process, the developed country Parties shall support the development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties
See Section C
H. Additional comments, if any, including any practical experience gained or technical difficulties, effects, impacts or other obstacles encountered
REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
ON ITS FIRST SESSION, HELD AT BERLIN FROM 28 MARCH TO 7 APRIL 1995
PART TWO: ACTION TAKEN BY THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
AT ITS FIRST SESSION
Activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling that, in accordance with Article 4.2(d) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Conference is required to take decisions regarding criteria for joint implementation as indicated in Article 4.2(a),
Noting that the largest share of historical and current global emissions of greenhouse gases has originated in developed countries, that per capita emissions in developing countries are still relatively low and that the share of global emissions originating in developing countries will grow to meet their social and development needs,
Acknowledging that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible co-operation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities and their social and economic conditions,
(a) According to the provisions of the Convention, the commitments under
Article 4.2(a) to adopt national policies and to take corresponding measures on the mitigation of climate change apply only to Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties), and that Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (non-Annex I Parties) have no such commitments,
(b) Activities implemented jointly between Annex I Parties and non-Annex I Parties will not be seen as fulfilment of current commitments of Annex I Parties under Article 4.2(b) of the Convention; but they could contribute to the achievement of the objective of the Convention and to the fulfilment of commitments of Annex II Parties under Article 4.5 of the Convention,
(c) Activities implemented jointly under the Convention are supplemental, and should only be treated as a subsidiary means of achieving the objective of the Convention,
(d) Activities implemented jointly in no way modify the commitments of each Party under the Convention,
(a) To establish a pilot phase for activities implemented jointly among Annex I Parties and, on a voluntary basis, with non-Annex I Parties that so request;
(b) That activities implemented jointly should be compatible with and supportive
of national environment and development priorities and strategies, contribute to
cost-effectiveness in achieving global benefits and could be conducted in a comprehensive manner covering all relevant sources, sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases;
(c) That all activities implemented jointly under this pilot phase require prior acceptance, approval or endorsement by the Governments of the Parties participating in these activities;
(d) That activities implemented jointly should bring about real, measurable and long-term environmental benefits related to the mitigation of climate change that would not have occurred in